New! Yehuda Bacon memoir at Elie Wiesel Cons The World
Another surlievor memoir—more Mengele, smoking chimneys and senseless murder from Yehuda Bacon
Yehuda Bacon says he drew this ‘portrait’ of his father going up in smoke at Auschwitz when he was 16 years old. He became an artist and teacher, known for his fantastical holocaust images.
By Carolyn Yeager
Bild, Germany's most popular tabloid, has reported on a newly-published memoir by yet another holocaust surlievor, the “world-famous” artist, Yehuda Bacon (not be be confused with Yehuda Bauer of Yad Vashem). Yes, Bacon is the surname of this Orthodox Jewish man, apparently honestly come by in case you're thinking it's a bad joke.
Bild informs us the memoir is comprised of a series of conversations between psychologist and author Dr. Manfred Lütz and the the subject. That means Bacon is not capable of writing it himself. A part was previewed in Bild, and that inspired a hack writer to produce the sensationalized article that appeared in the Daily Mail Online. The Daily Mail is a British tabloid, pretty much the equivalent of Bild in Germany. Holocaust stories are fodder for tabloids – they love and can’t get enough of them. Continue reading at Elie Wiesel Cons The World